Marathon Managed Services makes acquisition as part of sustained growth plan

Marathon have acquired managed service provider, William Jarrod Partnership, based in Horsham, West Sussex.

William Jarrod Partnership is a specialist IT provider with a focus on cyber security. Established in 2011, they deliver professional IT solutions for businesses across the UK and beyond.

Iain Maclean, CEO, Marathon said: “At Marathon we have been experiencing sustained organic growth over the last 12 months and making targeted acquisitions such as this is part of our strategy to augment our business. The team at William Jarrod Partnership are a great fit to become part of our organisation and we are really excited to welcome them on board.”

Paul Daniels, of William Jarrod Partnership, said: “In Marathon we have found an organisation that mirrors our own values and customer centric ethos and we believe this move will benefit both our staff and customers. Marathon is a large enough business to offer enhanced services and opportunities, yet still of a size to retain the personal approach that our customers enjoy today.”

As part of the sale, William Jarrod Partnership’s staff will become part of Marathon, bringing their knowledge and expertise into the organisation.

The acquisition of William Jarrod Partnership comes after Marathon has enjoyed a period of rapid growth, helped by reaching some major milestones: securing Microsoft Gold Partner and Co Sell status, achieving ISO 27001 companywide, and relocating to a new flagship office in Chessington, complete with 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC).

Marathon pledge their support to the Armed Forces Covenant

Marathon has signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to those who have served and continue to serve our country and their families.

The signing took place at Marathon’s Head Office in Chessington with CEO Iain Maclean signing the AFC with Brigadier Niall Stokoe OBE, Chief Information Officer at Permanent Joint Headquarters.

Marathon has pledged to support to the Armed Forces community as a force’s friendly employer, making a series of commitments to encourage applicants from the Forces, and to provide flexibility where possible for employees to continue with reserve duties while employed by Marathon.

During a time of fast-paced growth within the company, Marathon have already made some key appointments from the forces, such as Andy Simpson, Head of Security Practice at Marathon, who joined from the Ministry of Defence after 22 years of service. His deep technical knowledge and leadership skills acquired during his time with the military have strengthened the cyber security team at Marathon.

Brigadier Stokoe OBE: “One of our key priorities is helping our men and women to transition to meaningful careers outside of the military when they decide to leave. It is really encouraging to see growing businesses like Marathon embracing the benefits that recruiting Forces leavers can bring to business and we look forward to working with them.”